Posts tagged "texting"

A How-To Guide To Using Emojis In Your Dating Life

Now that any online dating experience will eventually escalate to mobile messaging (whether What’s App, iMessage, or How About We’s app), it’s not enough to have mastered the English language. We live in an emoji world now. Originally added to iOS for Japanese teenagers, the diverse set of smileys is now used by people of…

By: Ella Riley Adams / August 24, 2013

Situations When It Is Acceptable/Not Acceptable To Write IN ALL CAPS

Everything that I say and write is important. Very important. Smetimes when I am writing and my thoughts are super, extra-important, I write it IN ALL CAPS for extra emphasis. Sure, I know some people read capital letters as "screaming," i.e. rude. That's especially true if you're tweeting or writing an entire email in caps.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2013

Amazing Sorority Girl Rebecca Martinson Pens Dating Column And It’s The Best

Rebecca Martinson, modern study in leaning in and sorority girl extraordinaire, has penned an advice column for BroBible called "A Guide To Getting A Guy To Text You The Morning After," and surprise! It's full of really solid advice! Rebecca's like that friend we all have or definitely need -- one who gives stringent, bracing…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 3, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 13 Types Of Texters To Be Wary Of

As if dating wasn’t hard enough - you throw in a portable, typed-word machine and suddenly it’s pandemonium. Tones, intentions, invitations all get jumbled in this lawless land of shorthand communication. Suddenly the guy you're dating's "C u later" message means he's dumping you when he really just wanted to let you know he'd see…

By: Alyson Penn / June 18, 2013

Seeing-Eye People Will Help You Text And Walk Safely

For Improv Everywhere's latest stunt, they decided to experiment with the idea of "seeing eye people": neon-vest-wearing guides to help distracted texters safely navigate the streets of NYC without ever looking up from their phones. They sent a bunch of seeing eye person/distracted texter teams to walk around the city, and filmed the reactions of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

Finally! Someone Has Invented Punctuation For The Way People Really Talk

These days, most people use their phones for texting or as very expensive paper weights. So it makes sense that since we're texting way more than we're talking, we'd need to develop some extra punctuation to handle all of the little intricacies of a typing-based world. Like Mockwotations, for when you're like "I'm totally going…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 22, 2013

New App Rewards People For Not Texting During Movies

Today in "brilliant ideas that only exist because people are awful," the most popular movie theater chain in the world, Cinemark, has debuted a new app to dissuade moviegoers from texting during movies. Here's how it works: when a movie starts, people are prompted to use the Cinemark app to put their phones into "Cinemode."…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 19, 2012

Would You Sext A Stranger To Earn $5?

Ladies, would you do homework, give fashion advice or "put 15 tootsie roll pops in your mouth singing the alphabet backwards in a bikini"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, there is a special place for you online! GirlfriendHire.com, a new website that pairs dudes with girls willing to do anything

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 5, 2012

The Best Texts To Send Women?

One blogger believes he has just written the 10 commandments of texting. Posted on his site, Dating Advice For Men Who Love Women, dating coach Rob Judge’s "10 Best Texts To Send Hot Girls ... of ALL TIME" has been “liked” by 377 people and counting. Some of his highly recommended texts include: 10. The Romantic

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 11, 2012

How To Stop A Text-Lationship In Its Tracks

In one of my recent online dating episodes, a super cute, educated, funny guy and I began exchanging messages. Every message he sent me either made me smile or laugh uncontrollably. By the sixth message exchange he had sent me his number. One night, I excitedly called him. The phone rang but no answer. I…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 6, 2012

Paris Hilton’s New Song “Drunk Text” Is Worse Than You Thought

A few years ago, I was in LA for work and actually encountered Paris Hilton in the wild. I was at what I guess was a "hip" bar and she waltzed in with her entourage and settled in a booth at the back. She spent the entire two hours she was there texting on her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 23, 2012

5 Dangers Of Flirty Texting

You give good text and are proud of it. Often finding yourself heavy texting with a crush or brand new love interest, you delight in the back-and-forth repartee, the dings announcing his new message, the way that crafting witty responses keeps your brain sharp and you on your toes. When you talk to your friends,…

By: Jennifer Garam / February 7, 2012

OMG, Teen Sexting Is, Like, So Not Cool

Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers on the APA study disputed a commonly cited piece of data which said that one in five — or 20 percent — of kids age…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Beware O’ “Text Neck”

According to chiropractors, there's a new ailment afflicting avid texters. Thousands are being treated for the condition known as "text neck" which is caused by the neck being flexed for too long while staring down at a smart phone -- obviously an unnatural position for your neck muscles. The condition, which can result in headaches,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 9, 2011

Text Messages Are Useless … Hormonally Speaking

Text messaging may have changed the way we communicate, but it will never change the way we communicate. According to a new study, text messages do not have the power to change a person's hormone levels the way human voices do. Researchers found that girls who received phone calls or in-person visits from their mother…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2011

7 Tips For Sexting Someone You Barely Know

The courtship process used to be a lot simpler. You used to cruise around in a Firebird and girls would be there, and then there'd be something called heavy petting, and then you were married. The whole process took about three weeks, and could be sped up if the Firebird had been recently washed. The…

By: Cracked / March 26, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Am I An Attention Whore?”

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for three months, and currently live together. I'm just gonna cut to the chase here: he's not good about replying to my texts. Usually, with my past significant others, I would always have cute little mushy text convos all day. However, when I text my current…

By: Wendy Atterberry / February 9, 2011

Ladies, Beware The Text-lationship!

About a month ago I was waiting in line at the grocery store when I spotted a hot guy standing behind me. I made a joke about how slow the line was going. He laughed. I smiled. And off we were. After we had both checked out, he continued to walk with me to the…

By: Beth Ames / November 23, 2010

Girl Talk: How Instant Messenger Ruined My Friendship

I have a cautionary tale for you about the perils of using instant messenger or text messaging, those convenient communication tools that make reading emotions, intent, and sarcasm difficult in our modern age. You see, it all started a year ago, when my best friend, who I've known since we were 4 years old, IM'd…

By: Annika Harris / October 20, 2010

Getting Textual: Teens Send More Than 3,000 Texts A Month

Teens: step away from the cell phone. According to new data from Nielson, teens send an average of 3,339 texts PER MONTH. At the same time, voice calling is on the decline. Phone usage has decreased 14 percent from last year. More than 3,000 texts a month is an exorbitant number -- that's around six…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2010